National Oct 17, 2013

Japan P.M. sends offering to war-linked shrine

by Reiji Yoshida

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dedicated a "masakaki" decorated wooden stick offering used in Shinto rituals to Yasukuni Shrine, but did not visit the war-related shrine for the major autumn ceremony that began Thursday. Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Norihisa Tamura similarly dedicated a masakaki, ...